Martin Nievera leads “Dakila Ka, Bayani Ka” DepEd tribute song for Frontliners

Martin Nievera frontliners tribute
Concert King Martin Nievera leads OPM artists in singing “Dakila Ka, Bayani Ka”. Screengrab from music video.

Concert King Martin Nievera led OPM artists in the singing of “Dakila Ka, Bayani Ka”, a tribute song for Frontliners.

OPM artists, vocalists, and musicians volunteered to sing the tribute song.

Martin Nievera was joined by Michael V, Carol Banawa, Zebedee Zuñiga, and DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, who is herself a COVID-19 survivor.

The song thanks frontliners as modern-day heroes and pays tribute to those who have died while fighting the coronavirus disease.

The second stanza of the song includes prayers for the frontliners:

“Dalangin ko sa’yo ama, ingatan mong lahat sila, silang mga nag-aalaga’t kumakalinga. Anumang paniniwala, anumang kulay nila nagkakaisa sa pagtulong, sa kaligtasan ng iba”.

“Dakila Ka, Bayani Ka” was written by songwriter-producer Arnie Mendaros and arranged by Albert Tamayo. The music video was uploaded by DepEd Philippines on April 17, 2020.

In the Facebook post, DepEd Philippines said “Pagpupugay sa lahat ng dakilang healthcare heroes at frontliners, mga makabagong bayaning matapang na hinaharap ang banta ng COVID-19 at handang ialay ang sarili sa ngalan ng paglilingkod sa bayan.

Taos-puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa inyong kadakilaan. Kayo ay tunay na yaman at karangalan ng Inang Bayan, kaya dalangin namin ang inyong kaligtasan. Mabuhay po kayo! 🙏🏼🇵🇭

“Ito na po ang awitin na aking isinulat at inaalay ko para sa ating mga minamahal na kababayang frontliners. Kami po ay nagsama-sama upang sila ay pasalamatan sa kanilang kadakilaan, kabayanihan at sakripisyo para sa ating bayan. Marami pong salamat!” posted songwriter Arnie Mendaros on social media.

Netizens applauded the tribute song.

“Our heartfelt thanks and continued prayers for all our frontliners here and abroad, specially to all the filipino doctors and nurses that served and gave their lives serving the communities where they are stationed. Your serviceman sacrifices will not and should not be easily forgotten. The song is a very appropriate one for your love , service and sacrifice for +the rest of the world to live. There’s not enough words to say and convey our grateful THANKS to of you. May God continue to keep you all safe and healthy,” said Neptune Pigors.

JT Joel said he got goosebumps while listening to the song “Thank you,frontliners!Praying for wisdom and best of health as you render your commitment and service to your countrymen..🙏”

Tusie Wal-lanf also commented “I am touch to this song thank you to all the doctors nurses police who are gone because of saving patients of covid we are vey proud of your “KATAPANGAN”

Martin Nievera is also one of the OPM stars who performed “We Heal As One”, a remake of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) anthem, to call for unity amidst the health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nievera who is known for his funny and witty hosting also posted a video message thanking the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 and reminding everyone to do everything they can to just stay home.

A group of teachers and principals from the Department of Education (DepEd) Misamis Occidental division also got together online to sing a cover of the Filipino inspirational song, “Lead Me Lord”, to inspire people affected by the lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Everyone is praying for your safety, strength, and health, our dearest unsung and modern-day heroes!

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